Just a week after joining HOLT Architects, I was invited to the monthly “HOLT architectural pin-up”. Without any preconceived notions I headed in and was instantly inspired. In a time where it seems like more work is being done remotely, meetings are held via teleconference, and time is more precious than ever, I was in the middle of a very engaging, interactive, productive (and fun!) design critique. What I took away from this session was not so much how the pin-up affected the design, but how much camaraderie and team building that this architectural tradition – complete with trace and thumbtacks – can instill.